Deal Detail


Batho Bonke (in which Mvela Group has a 44.7% effective interest) entered into a transaction with Absa Group involving, inter alia:

  • A specific repurchase by Absa of 49.9% of the Absa Redeemable Preference Shares held by Batho Bonke; and
  • An issue by Absa of 36 649 300 Absa Ordinary Shares arising from the exercise by Batho Bonke of 50.1% of the options attaching to the Absa Redeemable Preference Shares.
  • Deal Value: R1,062 billion (for the Absa Redeemable Preference Share repurchase) + R2,503 billion (for the Absa Ordinary Share subscription)

Lawyers Involved:

Assisted By:

Lizelle Marwick



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